Two races in four days to end 2023. TheABBA Pineto and the entire A2 Credem Banca series are preparing for another tour de force, the last of the calendar year, between the two halves of the regular season. The December 26th Next up (6 p.m.) is the last game of the first round: The White and Blue visit Consar Ravenna for a game, rankings in hand, difficult and on the field one of the fittest teams in the championship.
ABBA comes from a complex time. Giacomo Tomasello’s boys haven’t won since November 19th last year – the 3-2 at home against Porto Viro – and in between they took the two tiebreak points they won, although they lost, against Ortona and league leaders Grottazzolina. Total: 12 points (from four wins and six games that ended in the fifth set), compared to 23 for a Consar Ravenna team that just returned from three straight wins to jump to fourth place.
After last Sunday’s 3-1 defeat at home to Cantù, the team resumed training in full swing at the Pala Santa Maria. In the middle also the welcome participation of Matteo Paris and his companions last December 21st in the “Pineto Christmas and Friends” initiative promoted by the company: a Christmas party with the youth sections of the Pineto Association, in which the ABBA Pineto family also took part donated the proceeds of the charitable collection promoted by its members and supporters to the “Casa Madre Ester” center in Scerne di Pineto.
captain Matthew Paris: “We are certainly coming from difficult times. We have suffered five defeats in a row and the situation in the table is not what we expected. At the same time, against teams that are stronger than us, we showed that we know how to compete on equal terms and that we can get results. We have more problems in direct games and we are working on that every day in training, but also mentally to reverse the trend. We are confident about the trip to Ravenna and I can say that we will do our best. I believe that Pineto is a team made up of good players and that in this moment there is a desire for revenge and it must be responded to.”
curiosity: In the game against Santo Stefano, Pineto will be the opponent Felipe Benavidez, who joined the Romagna team last November 24 after playing the first part of the season in blue and white. Similar speech for the spiker Rocco Pancioccoat the center of the exchange with Benavidez and who will greet Ravenna from the other side of the net.
At the PalaDeAndrè in Ravenna on December 26th (Tuesday) from 6 p.m. and referee instructions at Marco Pasin from Turin and Rachele Pristante from Robassomero (Turin). The game will be broadcast live on the platform VBTV.
(Source: press release)